HaparandaTornio is booming in the summer, and Kukkolaforsen live up like never before. Try the ancient fishing tradition which involves a net with a long shaft, or join a guided tour in the fishing museum and sauna museum. To see what everyday life is like in HaparandaTornio, you have to try living there just as the locals do – with one foot in each country, Sweden and Finland. Eavesdrop, and maybe you can perceive the difference between Finnish and the minority language known as Meänkieli?
Did you know that Haparanda Church has gained a reputation for being Sweden’s ugliest? Perhaps it is precisely because of this controversial structure this church has become one of Haparanda’s major attractions!
To see what everyday life is like in HaparandaTornio, you have to try living there just as the locals do – with one foot in each country, Sweden and Finland.
The food culture is characterized by locally produced meat and fish, natural ingredients of the highest quality. Many restaurants to choose from, but you should definitely visit Hulkoffgården for a nice dinner in a beautiful setting. Or leave the mainland for a day and head out to the Bay of Bothnia pearl, Seskarö, located in Haparanda archipelago. Visit the White Guide listed restaurant Seskarö Wärdshus and experience their food which is well-known all along the coast.
Welcome to HaparandaTornio, everything you need for an idyllic summer holiday in the north.